Explore L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland
Your destination for today is L’Anse aux Meadows, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that contains a complete 11th century Viking settlement and is the earliest known evidence of European travel to North America.
As the earliest authenticated settlement of the Vikings in North America, L’Anse aux Meadows is a fascinating archaeological site that contains the remains of a complete 11th century community, adding proof to the theory that Leif Erickson and his crew settled in Newfoundland. Stroll around the site and you’ll discover the lives of the Norse that first stepped ashore almost a thousand years ago. After exploring this ancient history, your next shore excursion is slightly more recent as you follow in the footsteps of Dr Wilfred Grenfell, an English doctor who travelled along the Labrador Coast educating the Inuit and poor European settlers and bringing medicines to isolated communities that struggled for survival on this harsh coastline.